Tag Archives: privacy

Algorithms and self-fulfilling prophesies

Google Now, the app that does your search before you realize you need it, added a new term to its service recently. It now has the ability to use the mic and camera without your permission, i.e. without notifying you … Continue reading

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Past Predictions, Future Drones, Present Fears

Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and … Continue reading

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UK Cops Using Fake Mobile Phone Tower to Intercept Calls, Shut Off Phones

Britain’s largest police force has been using covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network to intercept communications and unique IDs from phones or even transmit a signal to shut off phones remotely, according to the Guardian. www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/datong-surveillance/

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